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a book with steve forbes, "how capitalism will save us: why free people and free markets are the best answer in today's economy" elizabeth ames, first of all, tell us about yourself and your personal experience, particularly when it comes to economics. >> i've been a finance journalist, but i've also been on both sides of the press release. so i started as a journalist and have my own pr business and they've also done projects, communication projects with clients. among them, co-authored the book. basically i were to steve forbes and conversations led to the idea for this book. >> how did you meet steve forbes? >> i met him at an event i did when i was working in southern california and one thing led to another. i moved back to new york. i am from new york and started working at "forbes" of the pr department. >> elizabeth ames, or practical experience, how do that that? >> i've learned a lot since "forbes." when i sat "forbes" islandwide about markets. again, i began as a journalist and worked at "businessweek" many years ago as a journalist. but when i started to work as an entrepren
't believe including current these. i agree with steve forbes that flow currencies, which is the standard value by which every entrepreneur has to guide and has decisions it's like floating our so that people wouldn't have to work so much. one man could have the power worth 50 minutes. the next come the 70 minute and needs in-house default swaps and insurance policies. just to guide the economy. one of the things that's happened over the last decade is that we've had a hypertrophy of finance and the reason of the excess and waste so much wealth and the economy is migrated to finance is because the currency is so unstable, that so much money can be made, betting on the ups and downs of our currency against foreign currencies. this is a big danger today. a lot of people attack the chinese for manipulating the currency. but the chinese just want to keep the currency stable. i saw the chinese want to do. they want to maintain the dollar as a standard of value. it's a saturday botching the currency. the threat to the american dollar does not come in beijing. they defend the dollar. the threat
point. >> [inaudible] >> steve, you just recently, not even a year ago, gave a congressional hearing; correct? you spoke to congress? >> briefly. [laughter] >> this is, you know, this is about as clear as the impression you get at of the pakistani administration right now, that is very well-supported by the american government. what could you, you know, what could you take away from this, and what do you think the forces -to-be can do to discourage bringing a certain level of democracy to pakistan? >> well, i'd rather your thoughts on that question -- >> oh, no, we get to hear you now. [laughter] >> well, i thought one thing that's important to emphasize, the last answer was really an important sort of sense of direction because, you know, the problem is that even american policy, when it tries to prevent military identity inside pakistan by encouraging the restoration of the democratic parties, can't reach the fact that the ppp has not had an internal election since time and memoriam, can't reach the fact that the pml a basically gang operations for families, and so then what is exa
in chicago. she wrote stallions for steve mcqueen. so i'm writing this book. i was than his personal involvement. it is a great door in a great woman. gradually i find clues that may be somebody else was killed in her place. somebody saying i was the woman. i went to her she has to go to high school. there was no date, but a remark. maybe find out how she was alive. i've been asking ever about it. send sitting there saying she has to be alive. i've been written a book by woman by us go there and she's alive. the phone rings and a voice says hi. i understand you've been looking for me. that's a cool thing. as a woman, very modest, did some amazing stuff. i'd say i have the one that i enjoy the most was about print story which became the movie autofocus. i try to keep my word people. people know that when it comes to everything. but with a suitcase. they literally had to buy tickets so heavy of his fellow nobody near. forgot the trial after 17 years, new evidence. this really worked out extremely well. again a fabulous movie. entries will be of course i.d. act is an absolute masterpiec
booktv highlights a few programs about economics. james gustav, steve forbes and george gilder all weigh in. watch this and more all weekend long on booktv. for a complete schedule, visit >> now, from albany, new york, we hear about the state-mandated new york state writer's institute. the program promotes cultural initiatives through author presentations, workshops, film screen things and more -- screenings and more. >> i can see each event just as vividly as i can see the posters before me. i'm donald faulkner, i'm director of the new york state writer's institute, and what we do, what i do is kind of herd intellectual cats. we bring a lot of writers through to albany to do readings, we also do a number of other types of programs, events, writing workshops and film series and programs with young writers and a summer institute that we run in saratoga. >> the life of the -- my life in the last few years was, i suppose you'd call it adventurous. but this thing ruined everything. [laughter] >> we go far and wide, find the best writers that we can and bring them to albany.
house at steve santa plaza in beautiful downtown troy. right now we're at the stuyvesant plaza store, and we have been here since 1975, and we sell books. real books. books that you can hold in your hand, crack open, cuddle up in a chair with, those kind of books. i started out in the publishing industry, i was a sales rep for simon and schuster and then for penguin -- then putnam, that was back in the '90s and '8 o -- '70s and '80s. and i sold books all over upstate new york and throughout demand. and after about ten years i decided i wanted to go to the other side of the counter and sell books. and so i went to work for the bookstore here in this plaza, and i eventually bought into the business and then bought the business out. and so i have been here since, as sole owner, since 1991. and it's been an up and down history since then. shortly after i purchased the store with a small business administration loan, it was barnes & noble and borders moved in, and the -- literally, the literary landscape of albany, new york, changed overnight as it did across the country. because that exp
, but as steve hawkins said earlier, to challenge the system of power that is now controlling things and has to be changed if were going to be a chart two, livable for future generations. thank you area match. [applause] >> bar from albany, new york with a time help of time warner cable we talk with her libraries. >> the new york state library goes back to 1818, one of the first eight libraries in the nation at the very, very proud among tradition of being able to share resources with everyone. certainly the grilled libraries for me one of the cornerstones, sort of the diamond at the top in terms of saying the commitment new york makes his people is a commitment to everyone. if you take a moment to think about not being able to open that book and read at without some other kind of intervention, you get the idea this is a pretty amazing service that the government has created and we been able to offer in new york for decades and decades. >> this is the free service that is offered through the national library service for the blind in the library of commerce to citizens in all 50 states. the f
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